We managed to dodge the rain whilst walking Ellie and called at the veg stall for some eggs, celeriac and leeks. They have an honesty box there. On the way back the lady of the manor (Lorna, our landlady) started chatting to me asking if everything was OK. She is funny, she had some scruffy old clothes on and a Christmas pudding hat!
We spent some of the day thinking about booking a holiday but then we don’t know yet when we are moving. We are still waiting to receive the surveyors report!
I think the birds will miss us when we move, they eat so much food from our feeder,……and the squirrels…..
Thought for the Day – “Be thankful for every new challenge. Each will give you more strength, wisdom and character.” ~ Kristen Butler
Demelza day. We had quite a lot to do, stacking shelves and pricing things but didn’t have too many customers. The Wetherspoons which is a couple of doors down is closed for three months for refurbishment and so we lose a lot of footfall that would normally be going past the shop.
A picture of Ellie, I took the other day when she was lying on the sofa!
Thought for the Day – “A good life is a collection of happy moments” ~ .Denis Waitley
Lou was doing her 18 mile run today and so we went over to look after the littlies and prepare the lunch. River and Maddie came for lunch as well. Later Sol finished work and came home with his girlfriend, the first time we met her. She seems really nice.
We also had the birthday cake! A lovely day.
Thought for the Day – “Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age.” ~ Booth Tarkington
Happy Birthday to Lou!! It was her birthday so after walking Ellie at Reculver (Ellie now has a nose for moles!), we called in with her presents before they set off for a day in Brighton.
Tris and Violet were in Margate and so we met up with them for late afternoon tea. We went to the Curious Cupcake but they were closing at 4 and so we left and looked for another place. The Mad Hatter was open which surprised us as it has been closed for months. It now has a new owner and there were really nice staff in there. We went upstairs to Queen Victoria’s Parlour. We were all surprised when Violet chose the Mini Mad Hatter Tea which was served on a 3 tier cake stand and she ate the lot!! Her blackcurrant juice was served in a tea pot, the same as our tea. It’s a really quaint place and we will be going back there.
We also went into Cuttings , our favourite jewellers to see how much they will charge for making my wedding ring and engagement ring smaller. I had them enlarged when I lived in Cyprus and my fingers used to swell. As usual with them, a reasonable price so we will take them in next week. Mal bought my antique engagement ring there and they made my wedding ring to match and they are possibly the only jewellers I totally trust. They have been there for so many years and are so nice.
Thought for the Day – “It gets easier as you get older. You accept yourself for who you are – your flaws and your attributes. It’s easier to live in your own skin.” ~ Barbra Streisand
We took Ellie out and she managed to ignore the swans and the green ditch water!
After taking her home we went to Westwood. I managed to spend over £60 in Tesco and so received a voucher for 10p a litre off petrol. We went into Marks & Spencer as I had ordered two dresses, which they didn’t have in store. They should have been there awaiting collection. They weren’t. There had been “some delivery problem”. Of course we complained and ended up with a £5 voucher for our trouble! The lady promised she would phone me when they arrived, supposedly tomorrow. We put the £5 voucher towards their £10 meal deal. We arrived home and they phoned to say they had now arrived….hopeless! Another day.
It was really foggy all day long but Ellie likes being in the garden. I heard her barking and barking and so went out to see what it was all about. I thought she had one of the moorhens that wander from the lake across the road. No, she had dug up a mole. He was a little wet where he had been in her mouth but was OK, just a bit shocked and obviously didn’t like the light. Mal took him into the field where he could dig down again.
Thought for the Day – “Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” ~ Dalai Lama
We watched Kyle Edmund’s tennis match, sadly he lost.
The weather was much better but as you can see from the photo, the footpaths are flooding and the fields are mud but the snowdrops across the road are a promise that Spring is just around the corner.
Half way round the walk, the sun shining, my eyes started leaking! Grief comes over me in waves at the most unexpected times. A hug always helps and I just wanted to get home. Thankfully we didn’t see any neighbours on the rest of the way home. I am so lucky to have Mal who understands.
Not a brilliant day.
Thought for the Day – “People in grief need someone to walk with them without judging them.” ~ Gail Sheehy